The Mets want Michael Bourn, but not at the risk of losing their first round draft pick according to John Harper of the Daily News. No surprise there, but even if they could get MLB to protect their pick, are they suddenly going to splurge with the money it would take to sign the Scott Boras client?
Or is this just another attempt to dupe fans into thinking that the Mets can still act like a big market team even though in the end it’s just much ado about nothing?
Harper hints that if Sandy Alderson and the Mets don’t do something about their current outfield the joke may be on the GM and not the outfield.
If the Mets somehow find a way to sign Michael Bourn in the coming days, thereby assuring themselves of fielding at least one honest-to-goodness major league outfielder in 2013, then surely fans will feel better about Sandy Alderson’s rather edgy sense of humor. Until then, a thicker skin might be in order.
For the moment, Bourn-to-the-Mets still seems like a longshot. But two peop...